I've been doing the c25k every other day for the past few weeks and I've found each run hard but achievable. The feared 20 min run was to coincide with my Race for Life (3k) but it all went wrong.
I think I set off a bit fast and after a few minutes my throat was burning and after about 10 mins I had to walk. This was so disappointing as my heavy smoking, non training colleagues flew past me with ease.
I had been looking forward to it for ages and I thought I'd put in all the training but I feel so disappointed with myself and it has put a bit of a negative edge onto what was actually I lovely day - so well organised etc.
24 hours on my chest still feels a bit tight, like the end of a chest infection, even though I'm not I'll. It is a lot better than yesterday. Hopefully I'll be ok to re-attempt it tomorrow on my usual turf. I'd even registered for park run ready for graduation but now that seems so unlikely.
On a positive my feet and legs were fine, maybe because it was less distance than I'm used to.
My OH doesn't understand why I'm upset, so I hope you don't mind me turning to the forum for a bit of morale support.